Solar-driven EV charging leapfrogs dirty fossil fuel

Jan 15, 2018, 12:04 PM EST
(Source: Washington State House Republicans/flickr)
(Source: Washington State House Republicans/flickr)

Electric cars, with their zero tailpipe emissions, are “green” but what about the source of power they draw from charging stations? One company, Brightfield, is asking the right question and providing an answer in the form of its solar-driven EV charging stations that fuel up cars on sunshine, making them a truly green transportation option.

Brightfield’s patented grid-connected system, featuring solar panels with 2.4 kilowatts of solar-generating capacity, allows efficient storage of solar power, which is vital for achieving energy independence and mitigating greenhouse gas emissions, Tree Hugger.

Solar chargers may still be a nascent idea that needs to be worked on but they pave the way for an infrastructure that leapfrogs fossil fuels in a complete sense.